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Ball

A slang term in Hong Kong for $1 million. The term is most common in Hong Kong securities exchanges and other trading platforms. See also: Hong Kong dollar.
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One ball struck the head of the already-wounded guard, and the other flattened itself against a rock, after having passed within two inches of D'Artagnan.
Now, my lord, give me, if you have not lost it, the ball -- that which contained the letter.
He only missed twice before he struck his ball on the tee.
Slowly, cautiously, it was unrolling its ball of impregnable armour.
As soon as the ball gets past them, it's in touch, and out of play.
The ball came to an end at midnight, and early next morning the Prince again led the Mother Dragon's mare out into the meadow.
Mary had heard herself mentioned to Miss Bingley as the most accomplished girl in the neighbourhood; and Catherine and Lydia had been fortunate enough never to be without partners, which was all that they had yet learnt to care for at a ball.
The ball was now a settled thing, and before the evening a proclaimed thing to all whom it concerned.
The Beaufort house was one that New Yorkers were proud to show to foreigners, especially on the night of the annual ball.
But she was unacquainted with the tricky ways of the fairies, and so did not see (as Maimie and Tony saw at once) that they had changed the hour because there was to be a ball to-night.
Presently the boy took a ball from his tunic, and, pointing at a little bush near them, said, "Stand you there, Lady Maud, by yonder bush, I would play at toss.
She wore the sea- green silk which had been brought out from England a year before and worn but once--at the Christmas ball at Government House.